WARNING! Flood Watch in Effect Jan 4-5

Another Atmospheric River arrives late Wednesday, January 4, continuing into Thursday with heavy rain leading to likely flooding across the Bay Area. A High Wind Watch is also in effect. The combination may trigger mud slides and power outages. More detailed information from NOAA is available here. In addition, a...

Combatting Rising Tides at Bothin Marsh

Just north of the Richardson Bay Bridge, the Bothin Marsh Open Space Preserve and a section of the multi–use path are experiencing frequent and severe flooding that impacts the shoreline, plants, wildlife, and use of the pathway. The Preserve is Marin County Parks’ most visited park unit and the most...

El Niños, Tsunamis and Earthquakes

This is the fifth and final installment of a research paper on the microclimates of Richardson Bay by Yellow Ferry resident Richard Pavek. An El Niño is part of the normal weather pattern that occurs when surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean rise to above-normal levels for an extended...

Tides, Breakers, and Fetches

This is the third installment of a research paper on the microclimates of Richardson Bay by Yellow Ferry Resident Richard Pavek. Sooner or later, everyone who lives on the water acquires a tide chart thinking it will forecast the high and low tides. But it doesn’t. While NOAA scientists can...

Register Your Cell Phone with AlertMarin

Marin County’s AlertMarin Emergency Notification System’s primary purpose is to advise citizens of any situation occurring or about to occur that threatens harm to life and/or property or is deemed dangerous by officials. Originally, these alerts were sent to land lines; now you can receive them on your cell phone...

7-foot Tides for New Years

Predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are that king tides (above 6.5’) will return from December 28 through January 4, peaking at 7 feet or more on January 1 through January 3. Currently, the forecast is for dry skies during that period, but if storms do arrive,...

High Tides and Rain on the Horizon

Unusually high tides of 6.5’ or more are expected from Thursday, November 4 through Monday, November 8. There’s also a chance of rain on Thursday, Sunday and Monday, which could lead to flooding at low points such as the 101/Marin City offramp, Manzanita Park & Ride lot, and some portions...

Now That Stinks

Our flight had been delayed, so we got home to Main Dock around 9:00 pm. The young German couple who had been housesitting left a lovely note saying how much they enjoyed our cats and their two-week stay on a Sausalito houseboat. In the right-hand bottom corner of their note,...